Things to See & Do
Western Australia offers a wide range of heritage tourism experiences for visitors to enjoy. You can stay in heritage properties, explore heritage trails, or visit heritage sites and attractions.
Tourism WA divides the State into five main regions, displayed on the map. Perth and Fremantle have a big range of excellent visitor experiences including the State's main museum and art gallery, the Fremantle Prison and Perth Mint.
The North West is home to the rugged Kimberley with its pearling and pastoral history. The Coral Coast has the Ningaloo Reef, beautiful Kalbarri and Geraldton, with the fascinating churches of Monsignor Hawes and the spectacular HMAS Sydney Memorial.
The South West also has some fascinating heritage experiences, many linked to the region's tall trees and spectacular coastline. The Golden Outback incorporates gold mining and agricultural heritage, including Kalgoorlie and some of WA's most spectacular displays of wildflowers in the Spring.
Museums Australia (WA) has published a series of brochures in partnership with the Heritage Council to help you find museums, galleries and heritage attractions. These can be downloaded from the menu bar or hard copies are available from the Heritage Council, RAC, Museums Australia and visitor centres throughout WA. Many of WA's smaller attractions are run by local volunteers so remember to check opening times before your visit.
Click on the links below to browse things to see and do by region. The Top Trails WA website is also a handy resource.
You can also explore the history of State Registered places in your local community by searching inHerit, a database of heritage places.